Micato Safaris Receives Three Travel Weekly Magellan Gold Awards

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Luxury tour operator Micato Safaris receives three Travel Weekly Magellan Gold Awards

World's Best Tour Operator & Safari Outfitter

Micato Safaris (http://www.micato.com), known for providing the utmost in luxury safari travel to East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda), Southern Africa (South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Mozambique) and India has been honored with three Travel Weekly Magellan Gold Awards. Micato won Gold in the following categories:

o    Advertising/Marketing Campaign-- "Escape to Micato's Africa" direct email campaign
o    Consumer Collateral- Micato Safaris' 2009 safari brochure
o    Trade Collateral- Micato Safaris' 2009 safari brochure

A panel of some of the most accomplished names in the travel industry selected from among the very best online travel services, hoteliers, tour operators, cruise lines, destination marketers, designers, travel agencies, and other travel professionals to select Magellan Award winners. Judges included: Marilyn Carlson Nelson, chairwoman, Carlson; Bob Dickinson, former CEO, Carnival Cruise Lines; Peter Greenberg, Travel Editor, CBS "Early Show"; Bill Fischer, president, Fisher Travel Enterprises; Patricia Schultz; author, "1,000 Places to See Before You Die"; and Lalia Rach, Associate Dean and HVS International chair, Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management School of Continuing and Professional Studies, New York University.

For more information about Micato Safaris, visit http://www.micato.com or call 1-800-MICATO-1.

About Micato Safaris
Jane and Felix Pinto founded Micato Safaris in Kenya in 1966; the company has been providing the most luxurious and personalized African safaris to sophisticated travelers ever since. Winning the coveted Travel+Leisure "World's Best Tour Operator & Safari Outfitter" award for an unprecedented six years, Micato prides itself on providing exceptional service throughout every stage of the safari experience.

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